More Transfers: ATC’s Themed “Sewed”

These are two more ATC’s using the gesso transfers I had been doing on fabric. Their theme was “Sewed”, and I sewed the fabric pieces on with tiny rocaille beads. Both are for a swap via ArtMix for Johanna. Embellishments are diecut photo corners and a vintage metallic lace. Stamps are my own and Paperbag Studios.

With the lace, thread and beads it also qualifies for the haberdashery department challenge at Daring Cardmakers.


ATC’s – Stamped on Fabric

Via Artmix – as well as answering the Wednesday Stamper challenge: 2 ATC’s, stamped on fabric. Fabric first got images transferred to it using gesso transfer. Stamps: Paperbag, MM, A Stamp in the Hand. Oil crayons, my own scaloped edge paper (Basic Grey, scaloped using cutting plotter), sequins, tiny watchmaker parts and copper heishi beads … PLUS two gorgeous turquoise mother-of-pearl buttons.

Edit: Since I was asked several times how gesso transfer works, here you go: It is basically the same technique as the one using acrylic matte / glossy / gel medium. You can use many acrylic paints, and gesso, for this transfer technique. Here is a tutorial with step-by-step instructions.


GPP Street Team Crusade: Mail Art Envelope

Good that I have an RSS feed for Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team Crusades, ’cause this way I get to know about the new challenges right away, and, boy, do I love those challenges. Although I am thousands of miles away, living in a different country, and although I never met her personally, I think she is a wonderful artist and very special kind of person. She rocks!

Although a stamper, I normally don’t embellish my envelopes since I don’t have a lot of time for creating anyway. But with the new crusade, I felt challenged to give it a try, and I decided to make a “custom-made” envie for the swap I am participating in at ArtMix. Here you go: